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Exploring Cooperation with Social Machines

Applin, Sally A. and Fischer, Michael D. (2016) Exploring Cooperation with Social Machines. In: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web. WWW International World Wide Web Conference . International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 765-768. ISBN 978-1-4503-4144-8. (doi:10.1145/2872518.2890591) (KAR id:58169)


As humans become more and more immersed in a networked world of connected and mobile devices, cooperation and sociability to achieve valued outcomes within geographic locales appears to be waning in favour of extended personal networks and interaction using semi-automated agents to support communications, transportation and other services.

From a messaging structure that is complex, multiplexed and much of the time asynchronous, conditions emerge that disrupt symmetry of information exchange. People thus encounter circumstances that seem unpredictable given the information available to them, resulting in limited or failed cooperation and consequent quality of outcomes. We explore the role of Social Machines to support, change, and enhance human cooperation within a blended reality context.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/2872518.2890591
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.9.H85 Human computer interaction
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Michael Fischer
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 08:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:38 UTC
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